ExoLens has announced two new ranges of iPhone accessory lenses to add versatility to the cameras of the iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPhone 6s/6s Plus. The Pro range comes with ‘professional-grade’ Zeiss optics, while Prime lenses aim to meet a more modest promise to assist those ‘looking to create unique, artistic and candid snapshots’.
The Pro range starts with a Zeiss Mutar 0.6x Asph T* Wide-Angle lens for landscape photography. There’s also a Zeiss Mutar 2.0x Asph T* Telephoto lens kit meant for portraiture. It will be interesting to find out how that compares to the iPhone 7 Plus’ own telephoto camera, itself effectively providing 2.0x magnification (mind you, the iPhone 7 Plus isn’t mentioned in the list of devices supported by the ExoLens products).
Existing ExoLens accessories
Then there’s the Zeiss Vario-Proxar 40-80 T* macro-zoom lens. The accessory will allow you to fill the entire frame with tiny objects, measuring 3cm to 12cm, with focus distances between 3cm and 8cm.
The Pro Wide-Angle lens and mount kit will be priced at $200 minus a cent, while the Pro Telephoto Kit will be $50 more expensive. Both of these will be available starting December. The Pro Macro-Zoom Kit will hit the stores in January, priced at $199.99.
The Prime range will consist of a 0.6x wide-angle, 2.0x telephoto, and a super wide-angle/macro combo. These will be available in Q1 2017, but prices remain to be detailed.